The Long Walk
19%
off

The Long Walk

4.11 (110,468 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

In this #1 national bestseller, "master storyteller" (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner--the one that survives. In the near future, when America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the rest of his life. Among them is sixteen-year-old Ray Garraty, and he knows the rules--keep a steady walking pace of four miles per hour without stopping. Three warnings and you're out--permanently. A "psychologically dark tale with commentary on society, teenage life, and cultural entertainment, The Long Walk is still poignant decades after its original publication" (Publishers Weekly). This edition features an introduction by Stephen King on "The Importance of Being Bachman."
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 208 x 23mm | 249g
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 150114426X
  • 9781501144264
  • 10,272

Review quote

"A master storyteller." - Houston Chronicle
"An illusionist extraordinaire." - Publishers Weekly
show more

About Stephen King

Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.
show more

Rating details

110,468 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 41% (45,230)
4 36% (39,242)
3 18% (20,181)
2 4% (4,580)
1 1% (1,235)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X